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Google (GOOG) roundup: 1) YouTube's video upload rate has passed 100 hours per minute. That's up...

Google (GOOG) roundup: 1) YouTube's video upload rate has passed 100 hours per minute. That's up from 72 hours last year, and 48 the year before. The milestone comes as YouTube expands live streaming support, and announces plans to unify its design across devices/platforms. 2) In July, Dell (DELL) will begin selling Project Ophelia, a $100 USB flash drive-shaped device that allows any monitor with an HDMI port to be turned into an Android PC. Dell is also working on "a keyboard-like technology for users to type when Ophelia is docked to a screen."
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  • Dell is a bit late to this party as these Android devices have been available for some time from a variety of vendors and generally range in price today from $30 to $75 at most. They work with generic wireless/bluetooth keypad/trackball/trackpad devices. It's a loser for Dell and just confirms that they are going down in flames.
    20 May 2013, 07:02 PM Reply Like
  • Ophelia is a cool idea! Though, the initial hardware for such a device would likely be quite poor compared to larger computers, and likely wouldn't be useful for anything that needs a lot of power.
    20 May 2013, 07:03 PM Reply Like
  • Ben, this "cool idea" is old - numerous similar ones are out there. They have as much computing power as a low end tablet but are useful and work well. Only reason someone would buy the Dell is if they were unaware that others were out there which are less expensive.

     

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    20 May 2013, 10:04 PM Reply Like
  • That's how you kill any smart TV for just $100. The one who would definitely be late for the party is Apple, if they eventually release their TV. I doubt that an iTV would cost $100 more than a simple flat screen TV and would offer more functions than Ophelia.
    20 May 2013, 07:50 PM Reply Like
  • If history is any indication, nobody will buy them unless they swap out the Dell logo for an Apple logo.
    20 May 2013, 07:53 PM Reply Like
  • There are limits to everything. With a $999 price tag for a simple Apple screen you can easily imagine how much a 40" iTV would cost. I'm not sure that many people could afford that.
    20 May 2013, 08:45 PM Reply Like
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